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tonight waiting to see what's next after the u.s. and british forces fire on moammar gadhafi's regime. libyan state television is reporting 48 fatalities in the missile assault and claims most of the victims are children, but that has not been confirmed by u.s. sources. of course gadhafi is vowing to fight back. the u.s. is leading a coalition of some 20 nations in what's being called operation odyssey dawn. welcome to the news edge, i'm will thomas. >> and i'm maurine. the strikes are clearing the way for european and other planes. craig, what can you tell us? >> will and maurine, three u.s. and navy destroyers along with british vessels fired more than 110tomahawk missiles. >> today i authorized the armed force of the united states to begin a limited military action in libya. >> speaking to reporters while on an overseas trip, president obama announced a joint military effort has begunfiring on key targets inside libya. the move comes after top world leaders met in paris to decide on a course of action against moammar gadhafi's continued aggression against rebel forces. >> this
. >> reporter: by this morning, the u.s.s. reagan and its support ships and other u.s. military personnel had already begun 20 missions. the aircraft have been conducting missions on the lookout for things like this, a man found 10 miles out to sea, clinging to his roof. he had apparently run back to his house to retriever things when the tsunami hit. he broke down and cried. his wife remains missing. in addition to military help, the u.s. is providing lots of civilian humanitarian add. two rescue teams, one from fairfax, virginia, the other from los angeles have arrived in japan. they are among teams sent from 10 different countries. the american red cross also helping out in an assistance capacity for the japanese red cross. >> there are also pockets of communities where no one has been able to get to yet, because they've been cut off by roads that have been destroyed or even by the tsunami waters that haven't receded. those are the people we're really worried about. >> reporter: the good news about this disaster with so many assets already in place in japan at the naval base, the naval sta
is responding. >> reporter: seven u.s. military ships were sent to the region, including the uss ronald reagan with medical facilities on board and airlift capabilities to move people and supply. president obama had a briefing this morning. the white house said, by his homeland security advisor in the office. and in japan, the u.s. has 38,000 troops stationed in japan. the defense department put out this video of marines preparing to leave their homebase on the island of okinawa, to head to mainland japan with rescue equipment, cargo, personnel, and other assets. robert gates said the military wants to provide whatever is needed by the government of japan and the u.s. embassy in tokyo. >> we have the ronald reagan closing on japan right now and sending another amphibious ship and we're pulling in helicopters from around the region region and so on and those two ships can be used for helicopter operations in the humanitarian assistance and disaster relief. >> and usaid deployed two urban search-and-rescue teams at the request of the japanese government. one team left today, and joining the rest
was not the target -- the u s says gadhafi was not the target. >> we now have the capability to patrol airspace over lybia and we are doing that shifting to a more consistent and persistent air presence. the no fly zone is effectively in place. >> we've seen the people of lybia take a courageous stand against a regime determined to brutalize its own citizens. >> defense secretary robert gate says the u.s. expects to turn control of the military operation over to either france and britain or nato in a matter of days. >>> with american missile strikes in lybia is the united states getting sucked into a bad situation? the white house sends its top brass to sunday talk shows and melanie alnwick has roundup. >> reporter: as american muscles blasted libyan targets -- missiles blasted libyan targets admiral mike mullin chairman of joint chiefs of staff was dispatched to the sunday morning talks show. his goal to reassure the mission is limited. >> this is not about going against gadhafi himself or attacking him at this pick point in time. it's about -- particular point in time. it's about achieving these n
of total beer sales in the u.s. and they cost more, too, but the brewers say you get what you pay for. in brooklyn new york, rick levinthal, fox news. >>> the news tonight is far from over. >> the news edge at 11:00 starts right now. >>> this is fox 5 news edge at 11:00. >>> how much will you pay for gas? the prices seem to just keep going up, up, up. thanks for joining us at 11:00. i'm will thomas. >> and i'm maureen umeh. oil producing nations embroiled in revolution. now the white house is considering tapping into the nation's oil reserves. fox's adam shapiro with what it might do and why it might backfire. >> reporter: the obama administration is considering opening up the nation's strategic oil reserves to help deal with soaring gas prices. white house chief of staff william daley says it's one of the options the president is looking at to stablize markets. >> we're looking at the options. there's the issue of the reserve is what we're considering. it is something that only is done and has been done in very rare occasions. there's a bunch of factors that have to be looked at. >>
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